Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?

For current and former members of the military who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the central difficulties of the disorder is the ability to manage, or down-regulate, their negative emotions. Among other symptoms, people with PTSD are prone to being triggered by stimuli in their environments that remind them of past traumatic events, … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design
Community & Society

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design

The Delaware Power Station is a largely vacant 300,000-square foot building – notable as a set for Hollywood productions such as “Transformers 2” and “The Last Airbender” – which dominates more than 1,000 feet of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested … Continue reading

Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?

Do you see blue and black here? The insect pictured above is a weevil from the genus Eupholus, a specimen in the entomology collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. You’re looking at this blue and black (and partly iridescent green) weevil today because we’re making a shameless ploy for attention on … Continue reading

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate. In fact, the study, which was titled “Neighborhood Poverty, Urban Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Asthma: Rethinking the Inner-city Asthma Epidemic,” found that, although the prevalence of asthma is … Continue reading

Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”
Business & Law / Community & Society

Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Drexel University’s “million-dollar scholar” Christopher Gray—who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students apply for scholarships—made a pitch to investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Feb. 20. Gray convinced two sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John, to invest $40,000 for a 15 percent stake in his startup … Continue reading

Head to Head: NBC, Brian Williams and the Future of Journalism
Community & Society / Experts

Head to Head: NBC, Brian Williams and the Future of Journalism

NBC Nightly News recently suspended anchor Brian Williams for six months after an investigation, spurred by a story in Stars & Stripes, revealed that his account of being in a military helicopter that was forced down by enemy fire while reporting in Iraq in 2003 was inaccurate. Williams, who has recounted various versions of the story on … Continue reading

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works
Business & Law / Community & Society / Opinion

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works

By John A. Fry The “intern economy” is a crumbling monument to short-term thinking. The class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns on the film “Black Swan” set off a wave of internship lawsuits that is likely to have lasting consequences for companies with business models that rely on … Continue reading